Manteo Mitchell knows the pain of victory
August 24, 2012, 9:02 pm
When athletes are performing at the highest level, sometimes even a broken limb can't stop the determination and will to win. Olympic track & field star Manteo Mitchell joined the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano to talk about his London Olympic experience.
During qualifying in the 4x400 meter relay in London at the Olympic games, Mitchell broke his left leg but continued on to finish and help his team qualify for the finals. The team won the silver medal. John talks with Manteo about the experience.
"When I got to the 200 mark that's when it actually broke and snap", Manteo said when talking about breaking his leg.
John brings up the story about Lance Armstrong giving up his fight against allegations in using performance enhancing drugs. Levels of drug testing is different for all sports in the world.
"Until I see the results of an athlete than I don't prejudge anyone", Manteo said in regards to Lance Armstrong's situation.
John and Mitchell also talk about Mitchell's moments during a race. He talks about what he hears and sees during competition. Listen to this exclusive interview with Manteo Mitchell found only on 750 The Game.